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Trump declared a national emergency over a border wall. What happens next?

Trump declared a national emergency over a border wall. What happens next?After weeks of threatening to declare a national emergency for his controversial border wall, President Trump finally did so. Here's what will come next.



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Trump doesn’t let facts get in the way of declaring a national emergency

Trump doesn’t let facts get in the way of declaring a national emergencyA U.S. Border Patrol agent listens from the front row as President Donald Trump declares a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border during remarks about border security in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., Feb. 15, 2019. President Trump’s rambling declaration of a national emergency, the intent of which was to fund a barrier along hundreds of miles on the U.S. border with Mexico, was filled with factual inaccuracies, misleading statements and contradictions. In his Rose Garden remarks on Friday, Trump repeated many of the same disproven claims he has made over the last several weeks about drug smuggling, human trafficking and other crime at the border.



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Ann Coulter after Trump's order: ‘The only national emergency is that our president is an idiot’

Ann Coulter after Trump's order: ‘The only national emergency is that our president is an idiot’President Donald Trump's announcement Friday that he was declaring a national emergency wasn't received well by all Republicans, none more vocal than Ann Coulter.



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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to introduce bill blocking Trump’s ‘fake national emergency’

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to introduce bill blocking Trump’s ‘fake national emergency’Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Joaquin Castro have announced new legislation they intend to introduce as part of an effort to block Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration over the US-Mexico border. The Democratic politicians pointed to the National Emergencies Act that provides Congress the ability to “terminate the President’s emergency declaration”, according to Mr Castro.



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A national emergency has been declared. Now what?

A national emergency has been declared. Now what?On Friday morning, President Trump declared a national emergency in order to secure funding for a border wall, triggering what will likely be a long legal battle before anything is built.



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US senate passes border bill as Trump prepares to declare national emergency

US senate passes border bill as Trump prepares to declare national emergencyThe US Senate has passed a major spending bill that would effectively avoid another federal government shutdown, sending the legislation to the president’s desk for a signature. Now, the only question is whether Donald Trump intends to sign it. The bipartisan measure is the product of weeks of negotiations after the longest government shutdown in history, in which Mr Trump demanded billions of dollars towards his campaign promise of building a wall sprawling across the entirety of the US-Mexico border.



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Monica Witt: US Air Force officer defects to Iran with information 'seriously damaging' to national security, officials reveal

Monica Witt: US Air Force officer defects to Iran with information 'seriously damaging' to national security, officials revealA US Air Force officer has defected to Iran and shared information that could cause “serious damage” to America’s national security, officials have revealed. The former Air Force intelligence specialist was charged with espionage and was accused of working for Iran, according to an unsealed federal indictment. The announcement arrived after Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers and other senior officials held a call with reporters to discuss what they called “a national security related action involving Iran”.



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California governor to withdraw National Guard from border

California governor to withdraw National Guard from borderIn a rebuke to President Donald Trump, the governor of California on Monday was set to sign an order to pull most of the National Guard troops deployed on the Mexico border. Governor Gavin Newsom’s office said he was signing the order ahead of his State of the State speech on Tuesday. Newsom’s office said most of the 360 troops deployed at the US-Mexico border will be redeployed to focus on “the actual threats” facing the western state, such as wildfires.



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Zimbabwe teachers' unions suspend national strike

Zimbabwe teachers' unions suspend national strikeZimbabwean teachers have suspended a national strike seeking better pay, unions said on Sunday, but warned that they could walk out from their jobs again if the government did not meet their demands. Teachers went on strike on Feb. 5 after negotiations between the government and public-sector workers broke down, heightening political tension after last month’s violent protests that were met by a security crackdown. Teachers’ unions met Education Minister Paul Mavima in Harare and agreed to return to work on Monday.



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What we know about Bezos' letter accusing National Enquirer parent of blackmail

What we know about Bezos' letter accusing National Enquirer parent of blackmailOn Thursday night, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos published a letter accusing the parent company of the National Enquirer of blackmail. Here are 6 takeaways.



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